CBC and L’Actualité coverage of Tarik Möröy’s appearance before the House of Commons Health committee: Scientists concerned focus on COVID-19 disrupting regular health research funds

The CBC and the major magazine L’Actualité have both published articles quoting CSMB President Tarik Möröy, who appeared on a hearing on Canada’s response to COVID-19 at the House of Commons Standing committee on Health. He told the House of Commons health committee last week that Canada is the only country that had a major […]


Tarik Möröy speaks at the House of Commons Standing committee on Health meeting

CSMB President Tarik Möröy was pleased to speak on behalf of our members at a briefing on COVID-19 of the House of Commons Standing committee on health. The meeting has been recorded and can be viewed on ParlVu here Read Dr. Möröy’s speaking notes here:


Canadian researchers rise to the challenge of COVID-19 response

Following the launch by the federal government of Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research Funding, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research issued the following message (https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/51890.html) We would like to thank the 1,195 applicants who submitted their research ideas within a nine-day window; the diversity of research ideas and quality of the science was impressive. […]


CSMB executives travel to Parliament Hill in Ottawa to promote the full implementation of Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

CSMB executives Tarik Moroy, Imogen Coe, Paola Marignani, Katey Ryner and Vincent Archambault visited Senators, Members of Parliament and staff on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on February 24 and 25 to promote the full implementation of the recommendations of Canada’s Fundamental Science Review (Naylor report). It was an opportunity of our executives to talk about […]


#MySTEMJob featuring CSMB VP Imogen Coe

If I can see her, I can be her. Developed by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Canadian Museum of Nature, #MySTEMjob tells the stories of twenty inspiring women from across Canada through video shorts View a short about Imogen […]


Read the latest issue of IUBMB News

We invite you to read the latest issue of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – IUBMB Newsletter, now available online on the IUBMB website.  


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CSMB statement on the 30th anniversary of the École Polytechnique de Montréal massacre

The Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences is currently holding its annual board meeting in Montreal on December 6th, 2019. This is the 30th anniversary of the École Polytechnique de Montréal massacre, where young women pursuing education in engineering were targeted specifically because they were women in a field that the shooter felt should be reserved […]


How to continually make the case for fundamental science: Arthur Wynne Gold Medal talk by Jim Woodgett

Read “How to continually make the case for fundamental science: from the perspective of a protein kinase”, a summary of Jim Woodgett’s Arthur Wynne Gold Medal talk presented at the Canadian Society of Molecular Biosciences annual meeting held in Banff in April 2018. This summary was published in Canadian Science Publishing’s Biochemistry and Cell Biology, one of the […]

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Science was not an Election 2019 issue – but it should be a priority for the next Government

By Tarik Möröy and Katalin Tóth — published in National Newswatch — Oct 25 2019 During Election 2019, the issue of poorly funded scientific research in Canada was not addressed by the major Parties and their leaders. Now, scientists across the country are concerned that they will not have the needed Federal support to make groundbreaking […]